With InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Marina about to open its doors for the first time later this month, Hotel News ME checks out its extensive line-up of nine new F&B outlets
The soon to be launched, InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Marina is set to open its doors this May, and IHG’s landmark new hotel recently unveiled its wide-ranging collection of 9 food and beverage restaurants, set to feature in the hotel offering visitors the facility to enjoy a variety of different and exciting gastronomic experiences.
Headlining amongst the hotel’s gigantic F&B portfolio will be Marina Social Restaurant and The Social Room Bar, which marks celebrity chef, Jason Atherton’s entrance to the region, Atherton is set to bring with him his internationally celebrated ethos of casual, yet classic British food.
With Marina Social due to launch this September, James Worthington, director of food and beverage, InterContinental Dubai Marina touches upon the 9 new restaurants and how the new Marina property is set to make its mark on the already bustling F&B scene in Dubai. “Dubai’s growing gastro scene needed something new and exciting, with Marina Social, we’re really stepping it up a notch. Providing diners with an entirely new dining concept that will set a new benchmark to Dubai’s culinary offering.”
InterContinental Dubai Marina will also house Accents Restaurant Deli, an outlet Inspired by international cuisine, one of the unique highlights that the 160-seat restaurant, will be the open kitchen bar, from which diners will be able to pick fresh ingredients and witness them being prepared and cooked by the restaurant’s expert team of chefs.
Ginter, a relaxed bar venue serving a range of international light bite dishes, will be located just off the hotel’s lobby and will cater for up to 50 guests for a more intimate, casual feel, Ginter will present one of the largest collections of gin in Dubai, specialising in gin-based cocktails and not forgetting the vast array of tonics. “Diners in Dubai are looking for more than traditional fine dining. They are increasingly expecting ‘3D’ dining experiences, that not only excite the taste buds but also the visual senses, and here at InterContinental Dubai Marina we shall be reinvigorating the Marina’s dining scene, offering a variety of options from more formal to relaxed, as we welcome our resident guests, along with the larger UAE community.” Explains Worthington
Marina Social Restaurant and The Social Room Bar
Chef Jason Atherton’s fine dining restaurant is aiming to contribute elements of sophistication with its wood mesh panels, red coloured glass with the use of natural and raw materials were the driving force behind the design, creating a rustic ambience with the aim of looking like a renovated old space. The floor is a combination of Italian stone and solid parquet oak wood and the walls in the bar area are fair face concrete. Details such as the interlocking wood panels in the bar area, the brass & stainless steel metal mesh screen & the wood slats in the ceiling in the main dining area accentuate the wanted natural look.
YNot Bar & Kitchen
The hotel’s waterfront wine bar, will stock a fabulous range of international grapes, hand chosen by the in-house food & beverage manager, Julien Coron. The bar will also include a state-of-the-art dispenser offering 24 individual wines by the glass. Y-not will serve a variety of international tapas-style dishes, providing the perfect accompaniment to the beverages on offer and the design concept is used to create a space with an industrial look and feel with some touches of pop. The combination of rough materials such as the metal wall panels on the mezzanine level and the white painted brick walls on the ground floor with the fuchsia doors and the soft furnishing give the desired look reflecting the outlets serving feel. The main bar counters on the ground level are made of Australian Marri wood (245 years old). Accents such as the cork bar stools and the graffiti ensure that the overall look is young and playful.
Open daily from 6.30am to 11pm. Inspired by international cuisine, the 160-seat restaurant, including an outdoor terrace will offer buffet options for breakfast and an a la carte lunch and dinner. One of the unique highlights of Accents will be the open kitchen bar, from which diners will be able to pick fresh ingredients and witness them being prepared and cooked to perfection by the restaurant’s expert team of chefs, before being served to diners alongside a wide selection of beverages.
A relaxed bar venue serving a range of international light bite dishes, will be located just off the hotel’s lobby and caters for up to 50 guests, open from 12pm to 2am. With a more intimate, casual feel, Ginter will present one of the largest collections of gin in Dubai, specialising in gin-based cocktails and not forgetting the vast array of tonics along with many more favourites.
Open from 8am to 11pm every day, the lounge will be serving light snacks and refreshments throughout the day, an ideal location for an informal meeting or to simply catch up on your thoughts.
Open daily from 7.30am to 11.00 pm. Serving a range of pastries and sandwiches, the Deli is set to be the perfect stop for people looking for a quick coffee or relaxed catch-up with a friend whilst in the Marina.
Urban Shisha Lounge & Urban Lounge
The hotel’s shisha-bar offering a calm and collective area serving Arabic inspired snacks and extenuating the poolside feel.